Margaret Gaw

Hi, thank you for reading the Baldwin site and my profile page. I’m excited and honored to be a part of the Baldwin community! 

My name is Margaret Gaw, and I grew up in the beautiful musical city of Nashville, Tennessee. I’m from a large family who loves adventures and loves people and has a “Big Gaw Family” text group chat with 17 people posting about sports, life updates, and Wall Street Journal Articles. I’m from a family of Christian faith and hard work and a motto of G.A.W. (Good Attitude Wins). 

I’m from the world of books—Nancy Drew, Laura Ingalls Wilder, and later, women of Jane Austen, Virginia Woolf, Toni Morrison. I’m from the world of the great outdoors—running around outside with my three siblings and two dogs. 

I’m from Harpeth Hall, an all-girls high school where unapologetically confident, curious, compassionate, passionate friends surrounded me. (I was drawn to Baldwin because of the joy, initiatives, and collective courage of this community that mirrors what I love about HH.) 

I’m from many different stories and experiences woven together. 

Where am I now? 

I’m in a state of searching, learning, growing. I’m exploring my academic interests. I’m interested in the intersections of economics and health. Watching my dad run his own business and learning about current events and markets sparked my interest in economics. My mom and grandfather are MDs so being drawn to healthcare runs in the blood. My grandfather started a medical clinic in Nashville for the uninsured, working poor. I’ve gathered how an occupation in healthcare can lead to a purposeful, missional life of lifting up others. I want to be a life-long learner and work with women in maternal health, hence my journey on the pre-med path right now. I also love literature and interdisciplinary learning. 

I’m learning about leadership by leading Pegram’s House Council, ethics by being on Honor Council, caring for others by volunteering, and design and spiritual living by working for Crux. 

I travel, play the piano, play tennis, listen to Hamilton, eat ice cream, watch Good Will Hunting, have good conversations, wonder and wander. I’m constantly learning to protect who I am from constant evaluation by the world—and myself. I’m learning to free myself from perfectionism and satisfy my becoming.

photo of Margaret Gaw